Last one out of the Kinjaverse, turn out the lights.
Last one out of the Kinjaverse, turn out the lights.

New Motorcycle

I’ve lost count of how many street motorcycles I’ve had over the years. I started out with dirt bikes as a kid, but I got my first street bike back in 1995. It was a Honda GL500 Silverwing, and since then I’ve had many a Honda and many a Yamaha along with one Kawasaki.

My last bike was a 2007 Yamaha V-Star 1300, and while it was an okay bike, it just didn’t get a long with my new commute. I needed something more stable and better suited to daily Bay Area travel. The bike I had before the V-Star was a 2006 Yamaha FJR1300, which I absolutely loved. The only reason I sold it was because it was an AE, and I sorely missed having a clutch. But I loved the Sport Touring style very much so I hit up Craigslist and started searching...

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This morning I picked up my newest bike: a well-cared-for 2013 Triumph Trophy SE with 11k on the clock. I expect this will make my commute rather enjoyable.

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